Sunday, November 15, 2009

Stepping back in time, sort of

If you've never taken a road trip to Brown County Indiana, you need to go there.
Its sort of like taking a step back in time.

We took a few days to drive to Nashville Indiana over the weekend and had so much fun wandering the beautiful, curving, winding roads of Brown county. The weather couldn't have been better, it was more like late spring or early fall, not the middle of November. It was even warm enough to put the top down on the baby car one afternoon. We found quaint towns with shops and restaurants that are out of the ordinary.
As you can see in the picture there is this charming little town of Bean Blossom, I think that is just the cutest name for a town, and Brownies restaurant had a special of all you can eat catfish on Friday nite. I am not one to eat fish often but the catfish at this place was excellent. It was recommended by the proprietor of the Motel we stayed at.

The Farmhouse Cafe was definitely my kind of place with foods prepared with fresh herbs grown on the spot and out of the ordinary dishes. Sweetman wasn't so enthused as I was about the salads made with a variety of greens, (he calls them weeds) and dressings made with herbs of rosemary, olive oil and flavored vinegar.
Their special at lunch was quiche, of course real men don't eat quiche, so Sweetman ordered the beef pot pie.

I love old barns and couldn't resist taking a picture of this one as we drove the winding roads of Brown County. We did wander the town of Nashville with all the shops offering your more unusual items and many things that are made locally by artists in the area. What impressed me the most was that so many of the shops were playing Christian music, not just Christmas music either. It also turned out to be the kick off of their winter season so all the shops were decorated in Christmas attire and lit up at night everywhere. Friendly people everywhere.

This is one of many covered bridges that are peppered through out the county, many you can drive through like this one.
One afternoon we hiked through the Brown County State park, the colors were gone but the quiet and solitude of walking in the woods listening to the sounds of nature has a way of renewing the spirit and body.
If you ever get the chance to visit this area you will remember it and forever store the memory in your mind.


Mari said...

It looks like such a fun place to visit. I'm glad you were able to get away and have fun!

Cheri said...

That looks like a beautiful place. I love the covered bridges and I would love the store with the herbs too! Glad you had a nice time.

Connie said...

Sounds like a great place to visit. Nice you could get away and enjoy it. Neat pictures.

Oh Sew Good said...

What a beautiful trip that was. Thanks for posting pictures.

~Miss Sandra~ said...

Oh I love the old barn picture. So serene and old. Would make lovely backdrop for wedding photos.